McAuliffe names panel to reform Virginia’s ethics laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Governor cites Center’s State Integrity Investigation in announcing new initiative.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia":

"… aningful reforms. “I’m skeptical,” he said. …"

"… f a series of gifts the couple had accepted from Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a Virginia businessman. That scandal, which emerged last year, pushed ethics reform t …"

Ready for Hillary courts super PAC skeptics

By Michael Beckel

Ready for Hillary is courting 'Citizens United' skeptics — and finding success.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… per PACs. Even as Bremer Muggli — a die-hard Democrat who serves on the Democratic National Committee — says she’d prefer to see publicly funded elections, she also sees th …"

Virginia's move toward ethics reform leaves many unimpressed

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Legislators pass modest changes, but critics abound.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… ort as little more than a gesture, and it remains unclear whether new Gov. Terry McAuliffe will sign the measure in its existing form. Virginia has among the least …"

Billionaires use super PACs to advance pet causes

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy donors who bankrolled their own issue-focused super PACs dominated the 2013 fundraising game.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Karl Rove":

"… in American Crossroads, the pro-Republican behemoth co-founded in 2010 by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie. Next came candidate-specific super PACs, like those tha …"

McAuliffe takes step toward reform in Virginia

By Nicholas Kusnetz

McAuliffe executive order limits gifts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… do so. …"

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama bundler named to top arts post

By Michael Beckel

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama campaign bundler Laura Ricketts named Kennedy Center trustee.

Excerpts from this story referencing "UnitedHealth Group":

"… joins several other Obama bundlers on the Kennedy Center board, including UnitedHealth Group executive Anthony Welters, television journalist and entrepreneur Giselle …"

'Dark money' groups give big to similar nonprofits

By Julie Patel

Politically active nonprofits frequently share money with one another while hiding donors, new tax filings show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Americans for Tax Reform":

"… t; and roughly $250,000 each to the American Legislative Exchange Council, Americans for Tax Reform and Freedom Path Inc. Another $50,000 went to American Justice Partnership …"

'Citizens United' ruling helped unions win state elections

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

National unions, business groups focused on states in 2012 elections with unions gaining the edge, new analysis shows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Americans for Tax Reform":

"… re’s only so much you can do,” says Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, an anti-tax nonprofit. “More of the important decisions — the whole c …"

"… at the state level. So we’ve been more interested in focusing there.” Americans for Tax Reform spent at least $440,000 targeting state legislative races in seven states …"

"… ndicate $460,000 in spending, including just over $230,000 by Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform. The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity and the 60 Plus Association wer …"

Libertarians declare 'mission accomplished' in Virginia — after super PAC help

By Michael Beckel

Libertarians pleased with showing in Virginia gubernatorial race, where super PACs bolstered their underdog candidate.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… ed $156,700 to the Obama Victory Fund, which boosted Obama's campaign, the Democratic National Committee and Democratic parties in battleground states like Virginia. The Liemandt …"

Koch-backed governors group gives big to Cuccinelli in Virginia

By Rachel Baye

Cuccinelli slams McAuliffe for accepting out-of-state cash while raking in millions from governors association.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ken Cuccinelli":

"… ar contributed to this report. …"

A hyper-super PAC boosts McAuliffe in Virginia race

By Adam Wollner

Democratic group making donations — illegal at the federal level — to Virginia gubernatorial candidate McAuliffe.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… erry McAuliffe, federal records show. Of that, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee has received $3.2 million in direct contributions from the Democratic Gove …"

Super PAC forms to elect liberal women governors

By Adam Wollner

Former EMILY's List official starts group to boost liberal, female gubernatorial candidates.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… te. And in Virginia, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe are vying for the state’s top job. In 2014, 36 …"

Controversy ensnaring governor raises new questions about Virginia laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Updated: Transparency laws at issue as governor deals with indictment stemming from gifts scandal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia Gov":

"… s probe.   A series of revelations and stinging media reports about Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell’s relationship with a corporate executive is bringing …"

Trump giving advice to Palin? She should consider his track record to past politicians

By Sylvia Hall

Should Palin be getting advice from Trump, whose political contributions went to many scandalous pols

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… ving the state pension system; $25,000 to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who was accused and acquitted of insider trading at the tech business, Gl …"

Democrats likely to choose Howard Dean as leader

By The Center for Public Integrity

During his run for president in 2003, the former governor from Vermont pioneered Internet fundraising

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… d. …"

The Republican convention: The party begins in New York City, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2004 — President Bush will accept his party's nomination in New York City at the Republican National Convention, an e

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… ison Electric Institute and the National Mining Association, to throw a “Texas Honky-Tonk Salute” for Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas), the chairman …"

"… to throw a “Texas Honky-Tonk Salute” for Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The same gro …"

It's their party: DNC demands boost cost of convention, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2004 — On the way to running up an estimated $95 million tab for its 2004 presidential nominating convention in Boston,

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Dingell":

"… by his mother, Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and Representative John Dingell, the Associated Press reported. Officials from Miami-Dade also trekked to …"

Silent Partners: Special Report

By Derek Willis and Aron Pilhofer

How political non-profits work the system

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… es.The man at the top of the party, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, had some explaining to do. Standing before the gathered media in Washingt …"

Trading in favors

By Alex Knott and Aubrey Bruggeman

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2003 — Legislative favors, increased access to federal lawmakers and instructions on how to use loopholes to evade feder

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… ees, said he was put off by recent fundraising overtures from DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe.“Terry basically told me that if I gave $50,000 by the end of the year, …"

White House overnight guests listed

By The Center for Public Integrity

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2000 — A list released by the White House shows that 404 guests stayed overnight at the White House and Camp David

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… Dorie McAuliffeDorothy McAuliffeJack McAuliffeMary McAuliffeSally McAuliffeTerry McAuliffeEllen McPeakeKevin O’KeefeDarin OppermanGrant OppermanHaley OppermanVance …"

Who bankrolls Bush and his Democratic rivals?

By The Center for Public Integrity

A look at the presidential race

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… 00,000 to Bush over the course of his political career, according to a new Center for Public Integrity book, The Buying of the President 2004 (HarperCollins).In 2003, …"

"… Challengers—and What They Expect in Return by Charles Lewis and the Center for Public Integrity is the only book to offer investigative profiles of all the major party ca …"

"… r career patrons.A team of 53 researchers, writers and editors at the Center for Public Integrity gathered and analyzed tens of thousands of pages of government data obtain …"

"… offers an in-depth look at the first years of the Bush administration.The Center for Public Integrity will continue to update its information on the candidates and their career …"

Army general had business deal with Clinton-Gore money man

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 27, 2000 — Lt. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy, the first female three-star general in the history of the U.S. Army and the a

Investigation, audit reveal past mismanagement by Gore's campaign manager

By Bill Hogan

WASHINGTON, October 2, 1999 — On May 11, praising "his leadership skills and strategic vision," Vice President Al Gore named Tony Coelho gen

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… laced a telephone call to Coelho at the Gore 2000 campaign headquarters in Washington – “to alert him,” he later admitted, “that an inquiry had been mad …"

"… d a partner with Coelho in other business ventures); Alan Kay, a prominent Washington real estate developer; Frederick Malek, the president of Thayer Capital Pa …"

"… san fellow: ‘I have great friends on the Republican side,’ he told The Washington Post.’In a profile of Coelho published in The Washington Post earlier th …"

"… ’ he told The Washington Post.’In a profile of Coelho published in The Washington Post earlier this year, reporters John Mintz and Charles R. Babcock noted …"